Mopsy had a litter of two in April: Mopsy Jr (a red doe cross) and Jacob, Jr. A white and red 'broken" (Which means he has spots).
All the broken are girls and 1 red girl. We had an unfortunate accident and ended up having one of the boys for lunch....long story....some other time.
We've sold the solid red girl.
|The "girl" cage|
Well then, along about July, Man decided that he would like to breed Florida White rabbits. They are smaller than the New Zealands, but have a great feed to meat conversion. Finding a breeding pair was quite a challenge and Man hunted and inquired for a month. Finally for his birthday, I went and picked up:
In the meantime, we needed to add cages. Man and Boy went up to Manfield and got two really nice sets. The next day he found a nice breeding White New Zealand near Waldo
|Waldo...otherwise known as Killer (sorry blurry picture)|
Boy decided that he wanted to be just like Dad, but breed rabbits as pets, so he needed a pure bred Holland Lop Doe. We found a nice one on Craigslist. He did all the email correspondence and arrangements. Lucie was added to our farm.
A Lionhead, named Snowball (or Wiz) I personally think the name should be Einstein:
A Thrianta Doe named Niki. Seperate post about this one as it is a fairly rare breed and I have some more info to share.
You would think we were done.....you would be silly! Then we went to an animal auction last week. Man wanted just 1 white New Zealand Doe for Waldo. Boy won a Black Holland Lop that is already pregnant (and due this week). Two white New Zealand Does, and my broken red New Zealand Doe, Speckles. (no picture of Speckles, yet)
So....as of now...we have 19 rabbits, with 6 of them expecting litters in the next two weeks.